Monday, September 2, 2013

Hazelnut Torte

I was at my DEAR friend Julia's house (HEY GUUURL!) the other day and the girl just randomly baked a torte. Who does that? Julia does, and I love her for it. Here is what she served us for dessert that she just, "Made up, out of my brain!"


  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter - chilled and diced
  • 1 egg yolk 
  • 1 jar of Nutella (25oz)
  • 1 c. hazelnuts

How To Cook It


  • sift the flour and salt into a large bowl
  • add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles bread crumbs
  • add egg yolk and a little cold water (about 2-3 tablespoon) and mix with blade of a palette knife until the dough just starts to come together
  • bring dough together with your hands and shape into a ball
  • wrap in plastic and put in the fridge to rest for at least 30 minutes
  • divide into two, roll out both doughs into a circle on a lightly floured surface and use the larger to line a tart tin, set aside the second for use later
  • slide onto a baking tray and rest in the fridge for 10 minutes


  • chop hazelnuts and mix them in a bowl with entire jar of Nutella


  • first, remove the first crust from the fridge and bake for ten minutes at 350 degrees
  • remove from oven and add filling and top layer of crust, let this "rest" in the frige for 15 minutes before moving on to the next step
  • bake for another ten minutes at 350 degrees
  • place in fridge to set